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DG Launches Digital Agriculture Resources Portal to Advance Digital Agriculture in Africa, the Middle East, & Central Asia

DG is pleased to announce the launch of our Digital Agriculture Knowledge Management Library, which is a digital repository of resources detailing digital agriculture best practices. These resources were created as part of our DAS program in order to support individuals and groups across Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia as they advance local and regional agricultural systems through the implementation of digital tools and technologies.

September 12, 2023 Agriculture
Program
A Six Step Recipe for Effective Data Use

In this blog, DGers Ousmane Koné and Andrea Ulrich explore DG's six step “recipe” for effective data use.

July 25, 2023 Agriculture
Data Use, Program, Thought Leadership
Photo by Steven Weeks on Unsplash
Farmer-Centric Data Governance Models: Protecting Farmers and Food Systems Today and Tomorrow

As farmers become more reliant on AgTech, they may find that the AgTech providers controlling these technologies (i.e., companies, nonprofits, and governments) are more integrated than ever before, resulting in a few organizations having unprecedented access to and control of farmers’ data. This dynamic results in positive and negative outcomes for farmers. Therefore, farmers face the paradox of using AgTech and adding value to their work, communities, and food systems while giving large amounts of data to AgTech companies that have, at best, limited plans for protecting farmers’ data. In this blog, we identified recommendations and next steps for AgTech providers on how to ensure that their technology benefits smallholder farmers.

June 14, 2023 Agriculture
Data Use, Program, Thought Leadership
Climate Action Data for the Sahel Region: Announcing Development Gateway’s Great Green Wall Accelerator Multipurpose Platform

Development Gateway: An IREX Venture (DG)—with funding from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)—is pleased to announce a new project, the Great Green Wall Accelerator Multipurpose Platform. By allowing donors, partner states, and implementing agencies to share data and information on financial commitments, project implementation, and best practices, the Great Green Wall Accelerator Multipurpose Platform will ultimately improve effectiveness and efficiency in the design and implementation of the Great Green Wall initiative.

June 6, 2023
Launch, Program
Advancing Tobacco Control in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) Website

In response to the impending threat of tobacco use in DRC and the various dangers that accompany it, the Tobacco Control Data Initiative website creates a “one-stop shop” to access the relevant data that the DRC's policymakers need to advance tobacco control legislation.

May 30, 2023 Health
Launch, Program
Faire progresser la lutte antitabac en République Démocratique du Congo : Site web de l’initiative de données sur la lutte antitabac (TCDI)

En partenariat avec le Ministère de la Santé de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), le Programme National de Lutte Contre la Toxicomanie et les Substances Toxiques (PNLCT), Development Gateway : An IREX Venture (DG) a lancé le tableau de bord de la Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) à Kinshasa, RDC, le 29 mai 2023. 

May 30, 2023 Health
En Français, Launch, Program
Three Lessons on Building Trust in Public Health Data

Accessible and timely public health data has the power to shape policy and significantly improve population health outcomes. But effective public health policy needs to be built on a foundation of trust in order for policies and individual health behaviors to change. In DG's TCDI program, we've learned three lessons on how to build trust in public health data.

May 11, 2023 Health
Program, Thought Leadership
Fertilizer Technical Working Groups Provide Key Insights into Africa’s Fertilizer Sector

From June 2021 to September 2022, Development Gateway: An IREX Venture’s (DG’s) Visualizing Insights on Fertilizer for African Agriculture (VIFAA) program convened 12 Fertilizer Technical Working Groups in 14 countries which have yielded essential information on Africa’s fertilizer sector, including insights on how geopolitical events have impacted the fertilizer sector and what is needed to mitigate resulting threats to food security throughout Africa.

May 4, 2023 Agriculture
Explainer, Program
The Cashew-IN Platform: An Assessment of the Cashew Sectors in Five Countries (Part 2)

In the first part of this blog series, we discussed the CALM assessment of the cashew data ecosystem, key findings from the assessment, and how DG is using the findings as well as partner and stakeholder feedback to guide the development of the Cashew-IN platform, a website that will facilitate access to and use of data to improve decision-making for policymakers, farmers, and the private sector. In this blog, we will look at the indicators on the Cashew-IN platform and what the data is telling us about the cashew sector more broadly.

April 27, 2023 Agriculture
Explainer, Program
The Cashew-IN Platform: A Deep Dive on Designing to Meet Stakeholder Needs (Part 1)

The Cashew-IN program, which DG started in partnership with Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture in 2020, conducted a landscape assessment of the data in the cashew sectors of five countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Nigeria. The assessment findings will inform the Cashew-IN platform, a website that the program is developing to facilitate use of data in order to improve decision-making for policymakers, farmers, and the private sector. In this blog (part 1 of 2), we explore the assessment process, findings, and how stakeholders plan to use the platform.

April 25, 2023 Agriculture
Explainer, Program